If my father deeded property t me, does my sister have any rights to it?

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If my father deeded property t me, does my sister have any rights to it?

I have 3 sisters and I am the only son for my father. He made a settlement deed to me of his own self-acquired property without their knowledge. Can my sisters have rights to claim the property?

Asked on June 26, 2019 under Real Estate Law, Illinois

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 2 years ago | Contributor

As a general matter, no: a property owner may transfer his property to whomever he wants, and no law requires a parent to treat his/her children equally or fairly.
If there is evidence your father was mentally incompetent when he did this, or that your coerced/threatened him into doing it, or that the deed was forged or is the product of fraud, they may be able to have it voiced (undone) on that basis--that still will not give them the propery but would prevent you from getting it via this deed. They would have to sue, have evidence of their allegations, and convince a judge to make this happen.


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